In my earliest recollections, I have always loved playing volleyball. I started playing at seven years old, implementing a major impact on my life ever since. Knowing from the beginning, that competing in this sport at a collegiate level would be my life’s accomplishment.
As a team leader, I strive for my teammates to succeed in all aspects of the sport. Doing so by being a coachable player, an athlete driven to apply corrections given to my best ability. Aspiring to perform my best to ensure the trust of my teammates.
Off the court, I dedicate extra time every week to go to the gym and watch film as well. Strategizing on how to improve from my mistakes in a previous game.
I’m just as driven in the classroom as I am on the court. Maintaining a 4.5 GPA while taking 3 AP classes highly contributes to keep my tenacity sharp. Aside from volleyball, my passions also include Engineering. My high school’s four year Engineering pathway being a significant guide for my academic career.
I am also involved in multiple extracurricular activities. Including being a 5 year CJSF/CSF member, track, Science Olympiad, and volunteering at the annual Whole Earth Festival at UC Davis.
My long term goal is to attend a College or University where I can pursue my interest in engineering, as well as fulfil my dream to play volleyball at a collegiate level. Remaining open minded to every option and opportunity.
Coming from a small town called Tulare in California, where men’s volleyball is almost obsolete has proved to be more than difficult. While, the nearest boys volleyball club to me is an hour away, my family and I commit to helping me reach my ultimate goal as I drive an hour and back to practice everyday. Not being able to play in high school is unfortunate, but I don’t let this serve as a hindrance in my improvement and love for the game.
In the future, I am determined to create a program that presents better and more opportunities to kids that are in my situation, for any sport and academic field. Providing them with the tools and support to overcome the challenges of living in a small community. Playing college volleyball would be only a start for a bright future.